Digital footprints are being accelerated due to the rapidly changing era of digitization.
That means security on the digital level must be a top priority for organizations and institutions around the world, and it is just as important for those who issue digital credentials. Applications and services that previously were manually done are now delivered automatically by cloud infrastructure or SaaS platforms. This makes them an easier target for hackers and malicious threats.
Why is Ensuring Digital Credential Security Important?
According to the 2022 CyberEdge Cyberthreat Defense Report, 85% percent of organizations experienced a successful cyberattack within the last 12 months while 40% percent were the victims of six or more attacks – the most ever recorded for this particular survey.
Any digital platform–no matter how far removed from your core technology stack–can serve as the launch point for a serious cyberattack. This is why we take data security and privacy seriously at Hyperstack and adhere to rigorous data integrity processes to ensure every issuing organization feels confident and secure when issuing digital credentials on the Hyperstack Credential Cloud.
So, what exactly should you look for when it comes to a digital credentialing platform and data security? How can you ensure you’re issuing secure credentials? Here’s a checklist of things to consider:
1. Ensure compliance with data security and privacy requirements.
A credentialing platform invested in data security and privacy requirements should regularly perform scans of its codebase to check for vulnerabilities. Hyperstack complies with the European Union’s General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), both of which are designed to give individuals control over their personal data and limit what companies can do with it. Hyperstack regularly monitors data security and privacy laws, regulations, and best practices across the world to take a “highest-common-denominator” approach that benefits customers and users alike.
Maintaining compliance as Hyperstack does at the application level (not simply relying on the data center certifications), is extremely important when protecting the privacy of your badge earners.
2. Conduct regular data integrity checks.
Implementing security throughout the software lifecycle from development to testing to production is a great way to ensure your code is always secure. A credentialing platform invested in data and credential security should regularly perform scans of its codebase to check for vulnerabilities and should design new products with privacy built-in by design and by default.
3. Create a contingency plan.
Sometimes things happen. Whether it’s a natural disaster or a technical incident, a trustworthy and secure credential platform needs a contingency plan. Hyperstack has an incident response plan that gets reviewed and tested regularly, and we are trained to ensure that it can be executed successfully if the event it’s needed. We do this to give our clients peace of mind knowing their digital credentialing platform is secure, so they can focus on their core business.
Choosing a digital credentialing platform can be a difficult decision. Resistance to cyber threats must be something that you should consider when you make that decision. Secure your digital credentials by choosing Hyperstack as we meet strict security guidelines and store all of its credentials on the blockchain to ensure that there is little to no threat to your credentials’ safety.